Gold Half Gram (0.5 g), Coin Type from Fiji - detailed information

Gold Half Gram (0.5 g), Coin Type from Fiji (issued 2021 - )
Coin TypeGold Half Gram (0.5 g)

The Fijian Dollar has been the currency of Fiji since 1969, when it replaced the pre-decimal Fijian Pound. It is normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively FJ$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies.

Apart from the regular circulating coinage, the country has also authorised some foreign mints to issue commemorative and bullion coins under its jurisdiction. Some of these are in the half gram (0.5 g) of gold mini-coin format. These coins are considered Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) and not bullion, because they are usually sold at prices much higher than the intrinsic value of their metal.

Obverse
Fiji / Gold Half Gram (0.5 g) - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows at its centre the Coat of Arms of Fiji, as adopted in 1908 by a Royal Warrant, consisting of a shield divided quarterly by the Cross of St. George and charged with lion at the top, supported by two Fijian warriors, one on each side - one clutching a spear and one holding a totokia club, and topped with a takia - a traditional Fijian outrigger canoe, in full sail.

The objects on the Coat of Arms carry cultural, political, and regional meanings. The Cross of St. George and the lion at the top represent the United Kingdom, the former colonial power that ruled over Fiji. The cacao pod held in the lion's paw, along with the sugarcane, coconut palm and bananas occupying three of the four quadrants, represent the country's natural resource. The bottom left quadrant contains a dove that symbolises peace.

At the bottom is the country's motto: Rerevaka na kalou ka doka na Tui; translated from Fijian: Fear God and honour the Queen.

Obverse Inscription FIJI $5
Reverse
Fiji / Gold Half Gram (0.5 g) - reverse photo

Various designs as listed individually below.

Reverse Inscription
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Gold Half Gram (0.5 g): Details
CountryFiji
CurrencyFijian Dollar
From2021
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size11.000 mm
Mass0.500 g